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United Utilities prepares for multi-million payout to shareholders

Just days before the hosepipe ban, United Utilities is preparing to hand out its biggest shareholder dividend in a decade.

Environment
The planning process for fracking at Little Plumpton began in Lancashire - but the government is considering changing that.

County to defend fracking planning powers

Lancashire County Council will tell the government that future decisions about fracking should be taken locally.

News
Disruption on some routes are set to continue

When will our train services be reinstated?

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September.
Environment
Cuadrilla's drilling rig at Preston New Road

Anger over as Government consultation starts to speed up fracking

Anti-fracking campaigners have urged people to have a say on Government plans to take decisions on shale gas drilling bids away from local authorities.

Business
The Transpennine Express has been affected by the timetable chaos

Dozens of suspended train services will not be back until September

Dozens of the suspended train services between Preston and Blackpool will not be coming back until September, it has been revealed.
Business
Fracking site

Have a say on fast track bid for fracking

Anti-fracking campaigners have urged people to have a say on Government plans to take decisions on shale gas drilling bids away from local authorities.

News
Ullswater

Water bosses apply to take water from Ullswater, Windermere and Ennerdale to beat drought

Following the announcement of a hosepipe ban, United Utilities has submitted drought applications to take more water from lakes.

Environment
Cuadrilla's drilling rig soon to be dismantled. On the right can be seen the two flare towers ready for the gas flow testing

Cuadrilla gets ready to take down drill rig at Preston New Road site

Shale gas firm Cuadrilla has finished drilling its second horizontal well at its Preston New Road site.

News

New BBC TV show shines the spotlight on the Lake District, one of the jewels of the north west

A new TV series aims to introduce one of the north west's most popular beauty spots to a new generation.

Arts
Cuadrilla site at Preston New Road

Anti-frackers’ water supply call

Anti-fracking campaigners protesting at the Preston New Road site have highlighted fracking’s potential impact on the water supply.

News
Police have warned of traffic delays

"Expect delays" as traffic builds on major resort route

A contraflow is causing traffic jams in a main route in to Blackpool.

Crime
Cuadrillas drilling rig at Preston New Road

Anti-frackers anniversary action at Preston New Road site

Protestors gathered at Cuardilla’s fracking site exactly three years after Lancashire County Council rejected the company’s application to drill for shale gas – later overruled by the government.

News
Upgrade works on the Preston to Manchester route have been delayed, Network Rail has announced

Nine-day closure of Lancashire rail line planned for summer

A rail passengers in Lancashire are facing a nine-day closure of the track for further works.

Business
Blackpool Zoo flamingos

LIVE: Watch Blackpool Zoo's newest flamingo hatch

It's all flamingo-go-go in the bird nursery

News

A colourful red panda has made an adorable debut at Chester Zoo

The one-year-old male, Koda, arrived from a zoo in Cornwall after being chosen as the perfect companion for the zoo’s resident female, Nima.

Environment
There have been no trains between Oxenholme and Windermere since Northern launched its new timetable

Trains to Lake District 'will run from July'

Trains will be back running to the Lake District from next month, says Northern.

Environment
Booths chairman Edwin Booth

Booths free hot drink scheme to be cut

Booths free coffee benefits - a staple of many people's days - are to be cut.
Business
A group of five grandparents lock-on at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy in London to call fro a halt to fracking.

Grandparents' fracking protest at Department for Business.

Five grandparents have locked themselves together inside the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to protest about fracking in Lancashire.
Business

Deal is struck over plans for 1,400 homes on the edge of Blackpool

Plans build 1,400 new homes and create a garden village on the edge of Blackpool have been officially signed off.
News
Protesters at the Preston New Road fracking site last year

Cuadrilla's warning to protesters ahead of 'fortnight of action' plans

Cuadrilla has warned protesters that it will enforce a High Court Injunction if a planned “fortnight of action” oversteps the mark.
Environment
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